I could understand not getting a connection via the ship's satellite antenna while we were at sea. But even when we were in port, the connection was spotty and slow. I figured I needed to schlep the laptop into town and find a hot spot. If there were none, I'd look for an internet cafe or public library with available computers.
The connection issue was only part of the problem. At home, I use a desktop Windows PC. My laptop is an Apple. And teaching this old dog new tricks on the Apple has not gone smoothly. So I was spending too much cruise time trouble-shooting computer dilemmas.